HRPK Seasonal Associate

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Start Date: May 2022  Compensation: $17/per hour

The Seasonal will be a HRPK Friends employee engaged in the participation and support of the Corporate Membership, Community Partner and Volunteer Programs and could include support for Friends’ annual and other fundraising events.

This position will work closely with the Manager of Corporate and Community Engagement on efforts including but not limited to: volunteer project execution; sponsorship fulfillment; donor support; and community outreach. A successful candidate will be congenial and comfortable with both volunteers and the public


Volunteer Program—Volunteers are critical to keeping our Park beautiful and healthy year round. Through gardening and environmental stewardship, special event facilitation, marine debris clean-up and building projects, volunteers engage in activities that help maintain this beloved Park for millions of visitors.

Coordinate & Produce Group and Individual Volunteer events: Check in volunteers as they show up, collect and maintain liability waivers prior to/on site, host the check-in desk and take photos of the volunteers in action.

Safety: Both the Hudson River Park Trust and Hudson River Park Friends place the highest value on the safety of our staff, contractors, volunteers and visitors. Training will be required ensure tasks are carried out safely and comply with requirements for use of proper personal protective equipment (PPE). Must be able to safely operate tools and equipment and lift up to 25 lbs.

Fundraising Events

Event and Sponsorship Fulfillment: Assist with on-site activations, setup and execution.


The HRPK Friends Seasonal’s primary responsibilities will be conducted in Hudson River Park.

The position requires excellent attendance and representation of Hudson River Park Friends when in the Park. Occasional evening and regular Saturday hours (during the season) will be required for this position.

The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, highly organized, detail oriented and able to work with a team to accomplish project goals. The Seasonal should be comfortable and professional when interacting with volunteers, the public and other HRPK staff. The ability to lift and carry event related materials and equipment up to 25 pounds will be necessary. Additionally, the Seasonal Associate should be enthusiastic and have strong communication skills.

Must be reachable by phone and email

Additional Information

Hudson River Park Friends (“Friends”) is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the completion, care and enhancement of the Park and is the designated fundraising, advocacy and support organization of Hudson River Park Trust (“Trust”).

Friends creates opportunities for public contributions to and participation in the Park’s operations and growth, to guarantee its future for generations of New Yorkers, Americans and visitors from around the world. The Trust is a public benefit corporation of New York State and is responsible for the continued operations, maintenance and completion of the Park.

Hudson River Park (“Park”) is a 550-acre park located along four miles of the Manhattan waterfront, which includes landscaped public piers, display gardens, heavily used lawns, ecological planting zones, athletic fields, esplanades, docks, public sculptures and other special features.

A Friends Seasonal will be hired to help execute existing program objectives and support efforts to increase corporate financial support and volunteer event coordination and production.

Contact Information

Hudson River Park Friends
Contact Name: Tobin Kent
Phone: 13475152242
Website: Apply Online